• 19 October 2020
  • Dr Masood Ansari

There are many women who want to have larger breasts, and then there are those who want the exact opposite. If your natural breasts are larger than you would like or interfere with your ability to complete everyday tasks, then it might be time to consider a surgical solution. At My Cosmetic Clinic in Crows Nest, we know that breast reduction surgery can help you feel more comfortable with the appearance of your body.

How Many Sizes Can You Go Down in a Breast Reduction?

Generally speaking, most women seek to reduce the size of their breasts by at least one or two cup sizes. Ideally, the amount of breast tissue you eliminate should create a natural-looking silhouette, meaning that the proportions of your body will be evenly balanced. Women who have especially large breasts may need to reduce the size of their breasts by additional cup sizes to achieve the desired aesthetic goal.

What Is Removed During Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery removes three main components from the breast: unwanted fat, excess glandular tissue, and loose skin. The amount of each component removed during your reduction will be determined by your aesthetic goals, as well as the exact composition of your breasts.

For example, some women have breasts composed of more fatty tissue than glandular tissue, which means more fat will be removed during surgery. Any excess skin will also be removed during surgery, which will in turn help lift breasts into a higher and tighter position. The amount of unwanted breast tissue removed during surgery will correlate directly with the size, shape, and firmness of the breast after you are fully recovered.

How Much Weight Does Reduction Equal?

The amount of weight taken off your body by a breast reduction will be determined by the current size of your breasts and the amount of tissue that is being removed. On average, the range of breast tissue removed for most reduction surgeries is in the range of 450 and 600 grams. If you have larger breasts or you desired more tissue removed, you may be able to shed as much as 1 kilogram of weight from your body.

What Are Common Reasons for Women to Seek Reduction?

Women seek reduction surgery for many reasons, including first and foremost the desire to feel better about their overall appearance. The most common reasons to seek this surgery include:

Pain and Skin Irritation

Breasts that are overly large for your body frame can cause a lot of problems. Specifically, women who have large breasts also tend to have neck, shoulder, and back pain caused by stress on the muscular-skeletal system created by top-heavy weight at the front of the body. Some women also experience skin irritation under the fold of the breasts, such as painful chafing. Large breasts may also be more prone to tenderness.

Daily Attire and Intimate Clothing

Large breasts may pose a problem in terms of fitting into daily attire and intimate clothing. One issue, in particular, is finding well-fitting bras, which can be another source of pain from uncomfortable underwire and straps digging into shoulders. It may also be difficult to find supportive athletic clothing or tops that fit as designed.

Difficulties During Everyday Activities

Sometimes large breasts can even get in the way of everyday activities, including carrying or moving objects and participating in gym activities. The issue of larger breasts interfering with athletic activities can be a causal factor for other health issues, as well, since it can be hard to find a gym activity that is comfortable to perform.

Low Self-Confidence

Large breasts can also be a problem in terms of a woman’s self-esteem and self-confidence. For example, women with large pendulum-shaped breasts may struggle with self-esteem because overly large breasts have a less firm appearance, with a lower position on the chest wall.

What Is the Goal Result of Reduction Surgery?

The goal of reduction surgery is to restore balance to your body proportions and to lift breasts to a higher position with a firmer texture. This means the overall goal is to make the breasts lighter, tighter, and firmer with a higher position on the body. Other goals of reduction surgery include less physical pain or discomfort caused by overly large breasts.

Is Reduction Surgery Safe?

A reduction is a surgical procedure that necessitates the use of general anesthesia, which has several risk factors that may disqualify some patients from the procedure. Overall, a reduction is considered a safe procedure, but patients can expect to feel some pain, bruising, swelling, and an extended healing period to recover from the surgery. However, most patients are recovered within 3 to 5 weeks of surgery.

Are You a Good Candidate?

Reduction surgery can be used as a restorative procedure for maturing women or for women who are no longer breastfeeding. Good candidates for this procedure include those who are healthy enough to tolerate invasive surgical techniques. You are likely a good candidate for breast reduction surgery if you want to:

  • Reduce breast size
  • Have firmer brests
  • Enjoy higher and more youthful breast position
  • Diminish physical pain and discomfort
  • Fit more easily into clothing and intimate wear
  • Restore self-confidence


Relieve Your Daily Difficulties With Breast Reduction Surgery

There are many women who wish to have smaller breasts for the sake of their physical comfort and their ability to do everyday tasks, including exercise. If you believe that breast reduction surgery is the best way to simplify your life and improve your self-confidence, contact My Cosmetic Clinic in  Crows Nest to schedule your consultation appointment today.

Dr Masood Ansari
About The Author

Dr Masood Ansari

Dr Ansari has undergone nine years of extensive surgical training around the globe. He received his initial surgical training under the auspices of the National Health Services (NHS) in the United Kingdom and obtained Membership in the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2006. Due to his particularly keen interest in surgical research, Dr Ansari has been involved in multiple academic research projects and was awarded a Masters (MSc) in Advanced Surgical Practice from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom.

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